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Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season

March and April are typically the most vulnerable months for uncontrolled fires in Costa Rica.

NASA image shows how well Costa Rica has prevented forest fires

Humans burn an average of 175 million acres of forest and grassland every year.

Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas

Environment Ministry officials claim 100 percent of the wildfires inside protected areas occurred because of people’s negligent or premeditated actions.

Wildfire burns more than 1,200 hectares of mountainous areas west of San José

Costa Rica's Firefighters’ Corps reported that nearly 100 firefighters and volunteers managed to control some 75 percent of the wildfire on Sunday.

Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands

Firefighters are battling to extinguish at least six wildfires in the Central and Northern Pacific as well as in the country’s northern inland region.

Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds

Strong winds in Costa Rica on Tuesday morning reached speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour in the northern Pacific, prompting fears of wildfires.

Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees

A combination of laser-imaging technology and satellite data has shed new light on the devastating impacts of California's ongoing drought.

Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns

The ban stems from a study showing that sky lanterns, commonly known here as "globos de los deseos” or "wishing balloons," can burn through plastic, wood and other materials in minutes, constituting a major fire hazard.

Costa Rica sees increase in wildfires this past season

The number of hectares destroyed by fires in protected areas nearly doubled from the 2014 wildfire season.

Wildfires rage across US state of California

CLEARLAKE, California – Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the inferno, which has claimed at least one life.

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